Bomb kills two near Egypt foreign ministry: police
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
In this file photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship. AP PhotoA bomb blast killed two Egyptian policemen near the foreign ministry in central Cairo on Sunday, a security official said.
The interior ministry said in a statement two lieutenant colonels were killed and several policemen were wounded in the attack on a police checkpoint.
Police cordoned off the scene, in a crowded district in central Cairo along the Nile River, and scoured it with sniffer dogs for more bombs.
Militants have killed scores of policemen in bombings and shootings since Egypt's military toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
The blast brought down a tree onto a car, several metres from a congealing puddle of blood where one the of victims had fallen, an AFP correspondent said.
Militants have in the past set off several bombs in succession to target first responders after the initial attack.
Two police bomb disposal experts were killed trying to defuse bombs outside the presidential palace in June.